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Welcome Waterloo co-op students

Co-operative education is synonymous with the University of Waterloo. It’s one of the innovations that the University was founded on nearly 60 years ago. Today, our incomparable co-operative education program is the reason 70% of incoming undergraduate students choose Waterloo.


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  1. June 6, 2018Co-op Connection: making friends in a new citySan Francisco skyline.

    By Tiffany Liu and Tharangi Uthayakumar

    Co-op opens up many amazing opportunities all around the world. In the past, students have stayed closer to campus for their work terms in Toronto as well as explored other parts of Canada such as Nunavut. Others have worked in Massachusetts and New York in the U.S. and even overseas in countries such as Kenya.

  2. May 25, 2018Registration open for co-op fee focus groups

    Thank you to everyone who took last week’s co-op fee survey. We received an amazing 3,900+ responses! The Co-op Fee Comprehensive Review team is now inviting all co-op students to participate in focus groups.

    These focus groups are an opportunity to discuss into your questions about the co-op fee with fellow students and representatives from the Co-op Fee Comprehensive Review team.

  3. May 23, 2018How one grad’s career success started with her co-op work term employerDebra Kakaria working with co-workers

    When Debra Kakaria (Walker) (BES ’93) began her first of several co-op work terms with MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson Planning Limited (MHBC), she had no idea that she would one day become a partner of this firm.

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